TxDOT Breaks Ground on I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project
ARLINGTON, TX Groundbreaking of the $233 million Interstate 30/State Highway 360 interchange project is the largest Proposition 1 funded project in the state to date.
Williams Brothers Construction Co., Inc. of Houston is the contractor.
"The new multi-level interchange will modernize one of the pivotal crossroads that link the Metroplex together." said Texas Transportation Commissioner Victor Vandergriff. "At the time the Regional Transportation Council and the Texas Transportation Commission directed funding to this project the interchange was rated as the worst bottleneck of congestion and connectivity in the Fort Worth District. It was well past due that the I-30/SH 360 interchange, which had not been renovated since it opened to traffic in 1957, be rebuilt."
In addition to building the new direct connect interchange, the I-30 and SH 360 mainlanes will be rebuilt, and the Six Flags Drive bridge over I-30 will be rebuilt from two lanes to five lanes (three southbound and two northbound lanes), extending Six Flags Drive north to Avenue H.
"The Interstate 30/SH 360 interchange project is an example of how regional collaboration efforts can have an abundant return on investment," said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. "Once this multimillion dollar project is done, the interchange will open up thousands of acres for new development, enhance safety and mobility, and most importantly, increase opportunities for individuals and businesses to thrive in The American Dream City."